Thank you for giving me the best of you… Even when I didn’t appreciate it. Though I didn’t always understand your discipline, thank you for chastising me in love and for teaching me what it means to be a woman.
Thank you for being a living example of God’s love and His grace, and praying for me continually, so that one day, I might come to know Him myself. I know sometimes it was hard to be patient… Thank you for never losing hope and believing in me when others didn’t!
I know I’ve often taken you for granted. I know that I will never know all that you’ve done for me or suffered for me. I know that I might spend my whole life trying to let you know how much you are loved and appreciated by me…as I am learning the depths of this love myself.
Now I have a child of my own, my understanding of a mother’s love and duty is growing. I may soon understand what it was like for you and appreciate you more. And I know that I learned from the best what it means to sacrifice…
Today, I honour you for the special role you’ve held in my life. To others you are a devoted wife, a loving sister, a wise friend, a godly woman, a role model and more. To me, you’re awesome Mom! I wish you many more years of fulfilment and an enduring legacy, to which I will be a testament.
Happy 50th Birthday, Mama!
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